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10:26am Thu 13 Feb 14

Dagnasty says...

Massive boost for tourism.Good luck.
Massive boost for tourism.Good luck. Dagnasty
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11:32am Thu 13 Feb 14

DanMacc says...

Not if I have anything to do with it! Garages are for cars and old crap no-one wants. KEEP GARAGES GARAGES!!
Not if I have anything to do with it! Garages are for cars and old crap no-one wants. KEEP GARAGES GARAGES!! DanMacc
  • Score: 0

11:57am Thu 13 Feb 14

Vagslimer says...

How dare they convert their garage! How dare worcesternews publish this too! I feel even more stupid than the idiot who posted this having read it!
How dare they convert their garage! How dare worcesternews publish this too! I feel even more stupid than the idiot who posted this having read it! Vagslimer
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12:00pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Hwicce says...

Maybe it should be a boat shed.
Maybe it should be a boat shed. Hwicce
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1:57pm Thu 13 Feb 14

*Willow* says...

I live near this particular property, and assume this ‘news item’ has been obtained from the weekly planning application list, but the article is factually incorrect. The conversion will not happen if approved as the conversion has already taken place.

This property previously had planning permission granted for an extension and a specific condition of that permission was that the garage should be retained for the storage of motor vehicles and not be converted or adapted for any other use without a further specific planning permission. On 17 May 2013 I contacted the Planning Enforcement Officer to inform him that unlawful conversion work had started and despite numerous follow-up
e-mails nothing was done and the former garage has been occupied since last September.
The fact is that it is a four bedroom house where they opt to use both ground floor reception rooms as bedrooms to the detriment of the tenants. It is not a given right to provide further living accommodation by bypassing the planning process.

I fear that such unregulated development is symptomatic of lax planning enforcement an has fundamentally changed the nature of the locality.

In this particular stretch of Comer Road from 104 to 118 the majority of properties are now houses in multiple occupation and with the Article 4 directive on the horizon there is a frenzy to jump on the band wagon before specific planning permission is required.
I live near this particular property, and assume this ‘news item’ has been obtained from the weekly planning application list, but the article is factually incorrect. The conversion will not happen if approved as the conversion has already taken place. This property previously had planning permission granted for an extension and a specific condition of that permission was that the garage should be retained for the storage of motor vehicles and not be converted or adapted for any other use without a further specific planning permission. On 17 May 2013 I contacted the Planning Enforcement Officer to inform him that unlawful conversion work had started and despite numerous follow-up e-mails nothing was done and the former garage has been occupied since last September. The fact is that it is a four bedroom house where they opt to use both ground floor reception rooms as bedrooms to the detriment of the tenants. It is not a given right to provide further living accommodation by bypassing the planning process. I fear that such unregulated development is symptomatic of lax planning enforcement an has fundamentally changed the nature of the locality. In this particular stretch of Comer Road from 104 to 118 the majority of properties are now houses in multiple occupation and with the Article 4 directive on the horizon there is a frenzy to jump on the band wagon before specific planning permission is required. *Willow*
  • Score: 0

6:03pm Thu 13 Feb 14

b1ackb1rd says...

*Willow* wrote:
I live near this particular property, and assume this ‘news item’ has been obtained from the weekly planning application list, but the article is factually incorrect. The conversion will not happen if approved as the conversion has already taken place.

This property previously had planning permission granted for an extension and a specific condition of that permission was that the garage should be retained for the storage of motor vehicles and not be converted or adapted for any other use without a further specific planning permission. On 17 May 2013 I contacted the Planning Enforcement Officer to inform him that unlawful conversion work had started and despite numerous follow-up
e-mails nothing was done and the former garage has been occupied since last September.
The fact is that it is a four bedroom house where they opt to use both ground floor reception rooms as bedrooms to the detriment of the tenants. It is not a given right to provide further living accommodation by bypassing the planning process.

I fear that such unregulated development is symptomatic of lax planning enforcement an has fundamentally changed the nature of the locality.

In this particular stretch of Comer Road from 104 to 118 the majority of properties are now houses in multiple occupation and with the Article 4 directive on the horizon there is a frenzy to jump on the band wagon before specific planning permission is required.
Planning Authorities are spineless, they are running scared of being sued ... so why not disband the dept and save money?
[quote][p][bold]*Willow*[/bold] wrote: I live near this particular property, and assume this ‘news item’ has been obtained from the weekly planning application list, but the article is factually incorrect. The conversion will not happen if approved as the conversion has already taken place. This property previously had planning permission granted for an extension and a specific condition of that permission was that the garage should be retained for the storage of motor vehicles and not be converted or adapted for any other use without a further specific planning permission. On 17 May 2013 I contacted the Planning Enforcement Officer to inform him that unlawful conversion work had started and despite numerous follow-up e-mails nothing was done and the former garage has been occupied since last September. The fact is that it is a four bedroom house where they opt to use both ground floor reception rooms as bedrooms to the detriment of the tenants. It is not a given right to provide further living accommodation by bypassing the planning process. I fear that such unregulated development is symptomatic of lax planning enforcement an has fundamentally changed the nature of the locality. In this particular stretch of Comer Road from 104 to 118 the majority of properties are now houses in multiple occupation and with the Article 4 directive on the horizon there is a frenzy to jump on the band wagon before specific planning permission is required.[/p][/quote]Planning Authorities are spineless, they are running scared of being sued ... so why not disband the dept and save money? b1ackb1rd
  • Score: 2

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